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Gong

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Time: Tuesday 7.30pm
Cost: £18.00 in Advance | £20.00 on the Door

[Customers who held tickets for the original date in November 2020 – your tickets will still be valid for this date]

 

This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time

GONG

The ever metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new tour for 2021, destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.

 

From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and rejoinings, deaths and rebirths – there has always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music.

 

The current holders of the flame have come together over the last eight years; sinuous bass player Dave Sturt joined just as the album 2032 was shown to the world; Ian East (Sax, Flute) was the next to blow in through the portal; Fabio Golfetti brought his guitars from Brazil (after working with Daevid Allen for many years); Kavus Torabi (lead vox and guitars) appeared to Daevid in a vision; Cheb Nettles (drums) just sort of turned up.

 

In 2015, Daevid Allen passed away. His influence and legacy were honoured on the band’s subsequent album, Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016). Over the past year GONG has performed with Steve Hillage Band (himself a former member of the 1970s GONG line-up) and released the critically acclaimed album The Universe Also Collapses (2019).

 

Gong’s musically diverse world includes shades of psychedelia, space rock, jazz, avant-garde, krautrock and surreal soundscapes.

 

“Postponing our November (2020) tour was the mother of all drags,” confesses Kavus Torabi. “We promised the transformation of utilitarian rooms across the country into shimmering psychedelic temples, bursting with radiance one and all, only to find ourselves all blindsided by an unprecedented metamorphosis.

 

Gong had no time for the old normal, so now in 2021, let us unleash THE NEW ABNORMAL!

 

There’s a revolution coming and, by the gods, it’s going to need a soundtrack. Let us congregate, sing praises to the moon and love, love, love.”

 

This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time

 

 

GONG is:

 

Kavus Torabi: Vocals, Guitars

Dave Sturt: Bass

Ian East: Sax

Cheb Nettles: Drums

Fabio Golfetti: Guitars

GONG

This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time

 

UK TOUR – MAY 2021

(rescheduled from November 2020)

Mon 3             COLCHESTER                                Arts Centre

Tue 4              NORWICH                                        Arts Centre

Wed 5             BRIGHTON                                       Komedia

Thu 6              READING                                          Sub 89

Fri 7                STROUD                                           Sub Rooms

Sun 9             BRISTOL                                           Thekla

Mon 10           EXETER                                            Phoenix

Tue 11            SOUTHAMPTON                             1865

Wed 12          BIRMINGHAM                                  Hare & Hounds

Thu 13            NOTTINGHAM                                  Rescue Rooms

Fri 14              YORK                                                 Crescent

Sat 15             HEBDEN BRIDGE                           Trades Club

Sun 16           MANCHESTER                                Gorilla

Mon 17           BURY St. EDMUNDS                     The Apex

Wed 19          CARLISLE                                        Brickyard

Thu 20            NEWCASTLE                                   Cluny

Fri 21              STOCKTON                                      Georgian Theatre

Sat 22            HITCHIN                                            Club 85

Thu 27            RAMSGATE                                      Music Room

Fri 28              LONDON                                           Subterania

 

Tickets available from: www.eventhorizonlive.co.uk

 

Please note:

  • We have added shows at Carlisle Brickyard on Weds 19 May, Stockton Georgian Theatre on Fri 21 May 2021 and Hitchin Club 85 on Sat 22 May 2021.

 

  • Harpenden Public Halls originally scheduled for Fri 6 Nov 2020 will not be rescheduled. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.

 

  • Shows scheduled at Wigan Old Courts on Sun 8 November 2020, Bethedsa Neuadd Ogwen on Monday 9 November 2020 and Cardiff Earl Haig on Monday 23 November are still to be rescheduled and new dates will be announced shortly.

 

  • Glasgow Oran Mor has been rescheduled to Friday 17 September 2021.

 

Management: Glenn Povey / Event Horizon Live

M: 07841 594677

E: glenn.eventhorizon@gmail.com

 

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